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Abortion-rights supporters outside the Supreme Court in January for the annual March for Life. This week North Dakota and Colorado struck down ballot measures restricting abortion, while Tennessee passed an initiative that may result in restricted rights. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Of Three States Reject Ballot Measures Restricting Abortion

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A man walks past the former site of a clinic that offered abortions in El Paso, Texas. Juan Carlos Llorca/AP hide caption

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Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

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A man walks Oct. 3 past the former site of an El Paso, Texas, clinic that offered abortions. It was one of more than a dozen clinics that closed following the implementation of restrictive new building codes. Juan Carlos LLorca/The Associated Press hide caption

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Seteng Horo with her son Abhishek, 4, in their two-room mud hut. Seteng is married to Kunwar. The couple has two children. Their daughter is 6. Poulomi Bass for NPR hide caption

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Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

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Abortions are legal in India. But many are performed by traditional midwives, called dais. Sometimes a dai rubs herbs on a woman's stomach or gives her plants to eat. Poulomi Basu for NPR hide caption

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Anti-abortion demonstrators from the group Derecho a Vivir (Right to Life) take part in a protest in Madrid on Sept. 21. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had pledged to enact a strict anti-abortion law, but has now dropped the plan. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Spain's Abortion Debate Shakes Government That Pledged To Ban It

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In the markets of San Salvador, El Salvador, you can have your palm read, you can buy plumbing tools ... and you can purchase abortion pills. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

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Christina Quintanilla looks out at the lake near her hometown of San Miguel in eastern El Salvador. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador After A Stillbirth

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Abortion-rights advocates filled the rotunda of the state capitol in July 2013 as Texas senators debated sweeping abortion restrictions. Some of those restrictions are now under federal review. Tamir Kalifa/AP hide caption

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Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

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Dr. Lester Minto closes his clinic, Reproductive Services of Harlingen, after 35 years. Lisa Krantz/San Antonio Express-News/Zuma Press hide caption

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A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

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Opponents and supporters of a law that restricts abortion in Texas rallied outside the Texas Capitol in Austin as the bill was debated in July 2013. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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The Hilltop Women's Reproductive Clinic in El Paso, Texas, is expected to close if a state law is upheld by a federal judge. Juan Carlos Llorca/AP hide caption

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A volunteer escort waits outside a clinic that provides abortions in Milwaukee. Wisconsin is one of many states that have passed laws requiring doctors to have hospital privileges if they perform abortions. Dinesh Ramde/AP hide caption

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